ALTON — Senior Services Plus is partnering with Alton Museum of History and Art to celebrate the history of Memorial Day.
Guest speaker Nancy Alexander will be at Senior Services Plus to explain the holiday’s significance and history. Alexander is an Alton area historian who often speaks about Memorial Day. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.
The event is set for 1 p.m. Friday, May 27, in Multipurpose Room No. 1 at Senior Services Plus, 2603 North Rodgers Ave.
The museum was founded in 1971 as a nonprofit organization that depends on membership dues, gifts, bequests and foundation grants to help preserve and tell the story of the individuality of the community which it serves. Museum exhibits display the past and present so residents can discover the people, places and events that influenced their ancestors and continue to shape Alton’s destiny.
Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.